The American Medical Association Opioid Task Force: Support for Evidence-Based Care for Substance Use Disorders
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2y ago
Guest: Patrice Harris, MD Guest: Frank Dowling, MD Guest: Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD Guest: Sharon Levy, MD, MPH Guest: John Renner, MD As the nation’s opioid epidemic has now become a deadlier drug overdose epidemic, the AMA Opioid Task Force urges individualized and evidence-based patient care for those with a substance use disorder. Offering their unique perspectives on how to help patients, physician members of the AMA Opioid Task Force shared their perspectives on helping patients with a substance use disorder. Drs. Patrice Harris, Frank Dowling, Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, Sharon Lev ..read more
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The AMA Opioid Task Force Calls for Individualized Care for Patients with Pain
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2y ago
Guest: David Ring, MD, PhD Guest: Ameet Nagpal, MD Guest: Steven P. Stanos, Jr., DO Individualized healthcare is extremely important for patients with pain, but physicians and patients face barriers for such care. Drs. David Ring, Ameet Nagpal, and Steven Stanos sat down with us to provide insight on how the 2019 AMA Opioid Task Force is working to support individualized care for patients with pain ..read more
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Easing the Burden of Medicare Documentation Guidelines
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2y ago
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: Barbara Levy, MD Guest: Peter A. Hollmann, MD In response to physicians’ feedback, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed some big changes to the documentation guidelines for office visits. But is there still room for improvement? Co-chairs of the American Medical Association’s CPT/RUC Workgroup on Evaluation and Management Services Dr. Peter Hollmann and Dr. Barbara Levy join Dr. Matt Birnholz to discuss the Workgroup’s effort to further simplify the work of the healthcare provider and improve the health of patients nationwide ..read more
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What Do the Updated Medicare Payment Policies Mean for You?
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2y ago
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: Barbara A. McAneny, MD There were a lot of changes made to the 2019 Medicare payment policies. Here to review what these updates mean—and what’s being done in response to them—is Dr. Barbara McAneny, President of the AMA ..read more
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The Future of APMs: What We Learned from the RAND Study
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2y ago
Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Mark Friedberg, MD With the use of alternative payment models (APMs) on the rise, the American Medical Association and the RAND Corporation joined forces to investigate the impact of APMs on physicians across the country. So what exactly did the study uncover? Diving into the study’s findings with Dr. Jennifer Caudle is Dr. Mark Friedberg, senior physician policy researcher at RAND and director of its Boston office ..read more
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Get the Breakdown on How Costs Are Measured Under MIPS
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2y ago
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: Koryn Rubin Some big changes are taking effect in one of the performance categories under MIPS. The cost category is now affecting your MIPS score differently, and here to make sure you don’t fall behind is Koryn Rubin, Assistant Director of Federal Affairs at the American Medical Association ..read more
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Work in a Hospital? Here’s What You Need to Know About MIPS
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2y ago
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: Carol Vargo, MHS Amid all the changes to quality reporting under MIPS, many hospital-based physicians are unsure about what effects, if any, there will be to their employment and compensation. Luckily, there are experts to help break down everything from performance-based changes to compensation accuracy, and providing a how-to guide for navigating the Quality Payment Program in the hospital setting is Carol Vargo, Director of Physician Practice Sustainability at the AMA ..read more
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What Is a Virtual Group Under the Quality Payment Program & Should You Join One?
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2y ago
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Even though more and more physicians are becoming aware of the option to participate in the Quality Payment Program as a virtual group, many still may not have all the details needed to decide whether this is right for them—or how they can even go about joining one. To help clarify the confusion, Dr. Matt Birnholz is joined by Ashley McGlone, Washington Counsel for the AMA ..read more
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How Physician-Focused APMs Aim to Overcome Challenges
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2y ago
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Alternative Payment Models, or APMs, were introduced as a way to reduce costs and improve patient care, but physicians have been slow to adopt this model. To address this issue, Dr. Matt Birnholz connects with Harold Miller, President and CEO of the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform, who provides the details that physicians need to know regarding APMs and why Physician-Focused Payment Models could be the solution ..read more
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The Quality Payment Program in 2019: What to Know About Upgrading Your EHR
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2y ago
Host: Shira Johnson, MD Guest: Laura Hoffman Guest: Matt Reid If you’re planning on participating in the Quality Payment Program in 2019, you may be wondering what you can—and should—be doing now to prepare for upgrading your electronic health records, or how this update could affect your computers and networks. If so, you’re not alone. To help guide you through this process, Dr. Shira Johnson is joined by two AMA staff—Senior Health IT Consultant Matt Reid and Assistant Director of Federal Affairs Laura Hoffman—who answer these and other FAQs ..read more
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